12 Favorite Easy-to-Find Thanksgiving Wines
I'm on a Budget: Wine 1
2010 Black Box Merlot
Serve this sleek, cherry-laden pick in a carafe and your guests will never guess it came from a box.
Price: $25 (equivalent to 4 bottles).
Featured November 2012
I'm on a Budget: Wine 2
2010 Rosemount Diamond Label Shiraz
Brimming with the flavor of bright blueberry jam, this smooth operator tastes like twice its price.
Price: $13 for Current Vintage 2013, danmurphys.com.au.
I Need a Crowd-Pleasing Red: Wine 1
2010 La Posta Cocina Malbec
A goes-with-everything pick featuring tasty notes of coffee, brown sugar, and just a hint of citrus.
I Need a Crowd-Pleasing Red: Wine 2
2009 Clos du Bois Rouge
As round and rich as a Butterball turkey. Think ripe blackberries with a splash of vanilla.
I Need a Crowd-Pleasing White: Wine 1
2011 El Coto Blanco Rioja
Notes of apples and roasted almonds grace this full-bodied, elegant Spanish white.
Price: $11 for Current Vintage 2012, wine.com.
I Need a Crowd-Pleasing White: Wine 2
2011 Bogle Chardonnay
Like the crisp, mineral flavor of white Burgundy but not the cost? Pop the cork on this California gem.
Price: $17 for Current Vintage 2012, giftbasket.com.
I Need to Wow a Wine Snob: Wine 1
2010 Canto de Apalta
An intense red blend with finesse. Imagine black currants with a snap of licorice.
Price: $23 for Current Vintage 2012, wine.com.
I Need to Wow a Wine Snob: Wine 2
2010 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
The deep plum flavors, brightened by orange zest, will seduce your toughest critic.
Price: $17, totalwine.com
I Want Something Adventurous: Wine 1
2010 Fetzer Shaly Loam Gewürztraminer
An offbeat medium-bodied white with vivid aromas of pineapple, apricot, and pepper.
Price: $11, for Curent Vintage 2013, winedeals.com.
I Want Something Adventurous: Wine 2
2011 Crios Torrontes
Scents of honeysuckle and lemon define this zippy white Argentinean import.
Price: $14 for Current Vintage, wine.com.
I Love a Little Bubbly: Wine 1
Gruet Blanc de Noirs
Not too dry, this sparkler delights with peach and cinnamon notes. For appetizers, dessert, and everything in between.
Price: $16, marketviewliquor.com.